Sea-Doo Sportster 4-TEC Merced CA

The Sea-Doo Sportster 4-TEC is a speedy 15-ft. runabout with a propulsion package that offers excellent maneuverability and an added measure of swimmer safety that can't be matched by any propeller-driven boat. The Sportster 4-TEC is rated to carry 4 passengers or 715 lbs. total passengers and gear.

McClure Point Marina
(209) 378-2441
3100 Barrett Cove Rd
Snelling, CA
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International Inboard Marine
(209) 384-2566
2556 W 16Th St
Merced, CA
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(209) 384-0255
455 Grogan Avenue
Merced, CA
 
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(209) 383-7469
1 Malibu Court
Merced, CA
 
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(209) 357-4153
280 Airpark Road
Atwater, CA
 
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(209) 378-2521
9090 Lake Mcclure Rd
Snelling, CA
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Stor-All Mr
(209) 722-8631
2785 North Santa Fe Avenue
Merced, CA
 
Ferriera Racing
(209) 384-9284
819 West 16th Street
Merced, CA
 
Merced Power Sports
(209)722-8055Q
265 West 15th Street
Merced, CA
 
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(916) 223-8129
Folsom Lake State Pk
Granite Bay, CA
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Sea-Doo Sportster 4-TEC

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Model Introduction
The Sea-Doo Sportster 4-TEC is a speedy 15-ft. runabout with a propulsion package that offers excellent maneuverability and an added measure of swimmer safety that can't be matched by any propeller-driven boat. The Sportster 4-TEC is rated to carry 4 passengers or 715 lbs. total passengers and gear.

Construction
After the gelcoat is applied to the mold, the builder uses a premium vinylester resin to wet out the first layer of fiberglass chop in the hull, providing excellent resistance to osmotic blistering. A core of end-grain balsa follows for added stiffness at moderate weight, then a second layer of chop and wet out with general purpose orthophthalic resin is applied on top of the balsa to complete the hull's structural sandwich. Fiberglass-woven roving reinforcements are used along the spray strakes in the hull bottom. Usually reinforcements are used throughout the hull laminate, but BRP, the manufacturer, reports having no trouble with this method. A pair of foam stringers follows, bonded to the hull and then encapsulated in more chop. The cockpit deck liner is similarly constructed, but with a foam core in the deck for stiffness, and this structure is bonded to hull stingers. The transom is solid fiberglass, about 1/2 in. thick.

The hull-to-deck joint is bonded with Sikaflex, a death-grip adhesive stronger than the fiberglass itself, and fastened in place with aluminum pop rivets that basically serve to hold the joint clamped until the Sikaflex sets up. More pop rivets hold the rubrail in place to the gunwale. The fuel tank can be replaced, if need be, by first removing the engine. This eliminates having to cut a hole in the deck, which is the case with many other boats in this size range. In any event, it is unlikely that the tank would ever need to be replaced, as crosslink polyethylene cannot rot. ...

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